A Butler County man was killed when he lost control of his speeding truck and it overturned.
State police at Butler said Howard Miller, 70, of Harmony, died of head injuries. He was pronounced dead by the Butler County Coroner at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at the accident scene in Muddy Creek.
Police said Mr. Miller was “traveling at a high rate of speed” on Yellow Creek Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. Police said he lost control of the vehicle then it went into a slide, striking numerous trees before it overturned. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m.
There are times I feel like dropping by the calling hours for someone I have no idea who is, just to learn more about what happened. Just hang out, don’t say much, say we were casual acquaintances or something, worked together briefly a few years back. I’ve done this with people I’ve not known well, but not a complete stranger. This one intrigues me, though. Was this completely out of left field, or was there something else going on?
Stu, I understand your curiosity, but I can tell you from experience that having people trying to pump you for information at a loved-ones funeral sucks. Also, we did not talk about the death at any of my family’s funerals so any attempts just to get gossip were not going to be fruitful. I think there’s a better use of your time.
Hmm, not entirely clear what I’m supposed to get over.
Also not clear as to what can be construed as victim blaming here, esp given a single vehicle accident where according to the information that is in the article, the individual miscalculated, fk’ed up, and killed himself.
Medical condition? Eh, he was operating a vehicle wherein his loss of control might possibly have killed completely innocent others. Still, glad he didn’t take anyone with him.
The point of the thread being, still, news outlets, no everyone, need to stop referring to what are most likely preventable fatal crashes as “accidents”. “Mishap” degrades the gravity of the circumstances even further.